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Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Zur Rose Group is currently composed of 7 members and is headed by CEO, Walter Hess.

Meet the Executive Board: Walter Hess, Emanuel Lorini, Madhu Nutakki, Marcel Ziwica, David Masó, Matthias Peuckert, Kaspar Niklaus (from left to right)

Meet the Executive Board: Walter Hess, Emanuel Lorini, Madhu Nutakki, Marcel Ziwica, David Masó, Matthias Peuckert, Kaspar Niklaus (from left to right)

Walter Hess

Walter Hess

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
(Swiss, 1965)

CEO of the Zur Rose Group since May 2022. Prior to his current role, Walter Hess was Head Germany between 2020 and 2022, Head Switzerland from 2015 to 2020, and Managing Director of Zur Rose Pharma GmbH for 2 years. From 2008 until 2013 he acted as an external consultant, among other roles, for Zur Rose. During this time, he was also CEO of Praevmedic (from 2011 to 2013). He previously held a number of management positions within international industrial companies. Following a business education, Walter Hess graduated with a degree in Business Administration from FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied Sciences.

Emanuel Lorini

Emanuel Lorini

Head Switzerland
(Swiss-Italian, 1977)

Head Switzerland at the Zur Rose Group since 2020. Emanuel Lorini served as Director Wholesale and Health Services and as member of the Executive Committee of Zur Rose Suisse AG from 2011 until 2020. Before that, he worked at BlueCare AG in the area of corporate development for managed care system solutions from 2008 to 2010 after serving at Health Info Net AG, ultimately as Head of E-Health Platform. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.

David Masó

David Masó

Head Europe
(Spanish, 1971)

Head Europe at the Zur Rose Group since 2020 and CEO of PromoFarma by DocMorris since 2012. David Masó has co-founded several start-ups in the e-commerce and digital sectors in Spain, including PromoFarma, Qporama and Futurlink. Before this, he worked as a management consultant for web-based projects on a European level. He earned a degree in Engineering, Telecommunications and Microelectronics from UPC Barcelona, a master’s degree in Business Administration from ESADE and completed the Executive Program at Stanford.

Kaspar Niklaus

Kaspar Niklaus

Chief Operations Officer (COO)
(Swiss, 1968)

COO of the Zur Rose Group since November 2022. Kaspar Niklaus served as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Swiss pharmaceutical retailer Phoenix from 2015 to 2022 and was CEO of the De Sede Group from 2012 to 2014. Previously, he held management positions at Valora and Coop. He earned a degree in Agronomy from ETH Zurich and holds a master's degree in Business Administration and Informatics from the Rotterdam School of Management.

Madhu Nutakki

Madhu Nutakki

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
(US-American, 1971)

CTO of the Zur Rose Group since 2021. Prior to joining the Group, Madhu Nutakki was with the Nissan Motor Corporation in Japan as Chief Digital Officer, Chief Customer Experience Officer and Global Business Head of Connected Cars from 2016 to 2021. He served as CTO and Global Digital Head at American International Group from 2014 to 2016 after spending 12 years at Kaiser Permanente in various management positions, most recently as Vice President Digital Health Applications and Platforms. A graduate with a master's degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, he also completed an Executive Business Management programme at the Wharton School of Management of the University of Pennsylvania.

Matthias Peuckert

Matthias Peuckert

Head Germany
(German, 1973)

Head Germany at the Zur Rose Group since May 2022. Matthias Peuckert was CEO of Windeln.de, a German online retailer of baby and children’s articles from 2018 to 2022. Before that, he worked at Amazon from 2003 to 2017, ultimately as Group Director Core Consumables Germany and Pantry Europe.

Marcel Ziwica

Marcel Ziwica

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
(Swiss, 1975)

CFO of the Zur Rose Group since 2014. Marcel Ziwica previously held a variety of management positions at Zur Rose from 2001 to 2014, most recently as Head of Group Finance and Controlling and as a member of the Executive Committee for Zur Rose Suisse AG. Prior to joining Zur Rose, he worked as a consultant at Spider Innoventure AG. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.

Our operational structure

The Zur Rose Group has a lean and functional operational management structure, with clearly assigned tasks and responsibilities across all business areas. It takes account of the international orientation of the business and is organised in such a way that future challenges in a changing environment can also be met.